Sabaa Tahir has a gift. Her writing is brilliant and at the same time, will shatter your heart, but keep you wanting more! This book was packed full of action and chaos.
My favorite character in this book as by far, Helene. Wow, She just completely grew as a character in my eyes. She goes through so much in this book it is impossible not to root for her. I think she’s one of the strongest characters in this book! I loved her story in this book and I really CAN’T wait to see what is going to happen next.
I’ve always loved Elias and Laia and I loved those moments. I feel like this book is less about them and more about the overall story and all the characters. I’m totally fine with, who wants an action book full of just romance? I’m not going to spoil anything but … wow… come on third book! I’m really nervous were Sabaa is going to take our characters. So many of them are facing huge obstacles and on their own paths. I really hope that they make it out of the final book alive.
This book is so much darkness and sadness, compared to the previous two. There’s a lot of depth and a lot of pain. I really had to put it down at times and just take a break. It’s not that it was bad but it was intense. Things happen quickly and I never felt like the plot had filler. This is a big book but everything was so relevant to the overall story.
At one point, I felt it was a little too far when it came to the children. Ugh. I think I’m a bit more sensitive to that right now. It was a bit too heavy for me.
I don’t know, if it was because EVERYONE told me, I would be devastated by the end, but I wasn’t. I think maybe I was expecting things much worse to happen. Don’t get me wrong… there are things that really broke my heart but nothing that left me completely devastated. Maybe it’s because I’m more hopeful for book 4? Who knows! I just had this feeling that I was missing out on something.
Overall, this was a great book. I really enjoyed it and thought it was very well done. There were a couple small things that knocked the one star off (mentioned above) but a great read. I cannot wait for the next one!!